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Mortgage rates fell markedly for the week ending August 24, 2012. Unfortunately or perhaps fortunately, depending in whether you are a borrower or saver, other bank rates did not follow suit. CD interest rates were essentially unchanged on the week. Money market rates and savings rates were unchanged and credit cards rates were altered by
Bank overdraft protection can incur fees that quickly take a significant bite out of your checking account funds. More often it is wise to reallocate your budget to avoid the fees that may be helpful in time of distress but are often overused by consumers who utilize the service. Bank overdraft fees are expenses that
The bank is not required to notify you when a check bounces. You are responsible for keeping a current and accurate check/transaction register. By balancing it with your monthly statement, you will know your account balance and prevent overdrafts.
State laws generally provide that it is illegal to write a check—knowingly or negligently—without having
Old National Bancorp is the largest financial services holding company headquartered in Indiana and, with $7.6 billion in assets, announces the purchase of certain bank branches of Charter One. Old National Bancorp today announced the execution of a purchase and assumption agreement to acquire the Indiana retail branch banking network of Citizens Financial Group, which
The last week of November saw the average for all bank certificate of deposit maturities end the month with lower yields along with bank money market account rates and bank savings account rates. With rates starting the year at relatively low levels, there were not very many economists that expected rates to fall further. However,
An amount paid back because of an overpayment or because of the return of an item previously sold.
Weymouth Bank was established in 1889 and headquartered in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Weymouth Bank is an independent, mutually-owned community bank. It is a federally insured bank and is also insured by the Share Insurance Fund of the Co-operative Central Bank. It offers a wide array of financial products and services ranging from deposits to loan services
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Electronic check conversion is a process in which your check is used as a source of information-for the check number, your account number, and the number that identifies your financial institution. The information is then used to make a one-time electronic payment from your account-an electronic fund transfer. The check itself is not
A claim against property for non-payment of federal or state taxes. It can prevent the sale or transfer of the property without a release from the taxing authority.
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A measure of a fund’s performance that encompasses all elements of return: dividends, capital gains distributions, and changes in net asset value. Total return is the change in value of an investment over a given period, assuming reinvestment of any dividends and capital gains distributions, expressed as a percentage of the initial investment.
First Federal Bank of California was founded in 1929. First Federal Bank of California operates 39 retail bank branch offices in Southern California. The bank is the fourth largest Los Angeles-based financial institution with $7 billion in assets.
First Federal Bank of California offers a wide spectrum of bank products and services. At the present time,
Always compare bank checking account charges to make sure you are not paying too much. It is not unheard of to have someone save more than $200 a year in fees by switching to a free checking account or a checking account that has no minimum balance requirement. It’s easy to review a complete list
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While interest rates have continued to drop across most CD terms, First Federal Savings Bank of Frankfurt in Kentucky has managed to maintain impressive yields on their long term CDs, especially the three year CD. The three year CD at First Federal Savings Bank of Frankfurt will earn an interest rate of 4.11% for new
With the first full week of 2012 behind us, bank CD rates started up in the same direction they ended 2011, dropping down lower. The average bank CD rate in the Selectcdrates.com weekly CD rate survey slipped lower by one basis point or 1/100th of a percent. The average CD interest rate in the weekly
In a bank’s safe deposit area, access is the legal right to open a safe deposit box, and to add or remove property.